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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Broadcast Industry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Broadcast Industry landscape.


Expert Witness #255869

This expert holds a B. A. in Mathematics and Computer Science. This expert joined an early provider of timesharing computer services, where this expert developed mathematical and communications software. This expert performed hardware design, installation, and testing of optical character recognition equipment. This expert wrote a bit-slice processor microcode for the first broadcast video framestore/synchronizer and has taught electronics to art students.

This expert founded a company to design and build digital television processing equipment. This equipment converted the field-sequential color television signal from the Space Shuttle to NTSC, for viewing, recording, and distribution to television networks. The conversion and NTSC encoding were accomplished digitally. This company also undertook contracts for the design and development of special-purpose digital television equipment for a number of clients. All of these projects made extensive use of digital video; most dealt with the integration of television systems and computer systems.

This expert introduced video, high-definition television (HDTV), and accurate color technology to computer workstations and developed the system architecture for a product that brings video into the workstation environment.

This expert has been an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Working Group on Studio Video Standards, and its various subgroups, and has contributed to many video standards, including ITU-R Recommendations BT.601 and BT.709. This expert was a major technical contributor to the ANSI/SMPTE 240M and 260M standards for 1125/60 HDTV. This expert was involved in SMPTE's Working Group on Digital Pictures, which developed the SMPTE 168M (DPX) standard for the exchange of digital film frames in the film production community. This expert advocated the square-pixel common image format for HDTV, and was the prime mover to have this proposal accepted unanimously.

This expert worked for many years within television and computing standards organizations to encourage the adoption of standards for the use of television technology in computer environments. This expert worked to encourage the computer industry to adopt the ITU-R BT.709 HDTV colorimetry standard for accurate color interchange. This effort resulted in provision for ITU-R BT.709 colorimetry in the TIFF 6.0 file format, and led to the BT.709 color parameters being adopted in the sRGB standard for desktop computing.

This expert specializes in the physics, mathematics, and engineering of digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema (D-cinema). This expert has published many magazine articles, and published and presented many technical papers. This expert has organized and presented many popular courses and seminars.


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Expert Witness #216755

This expert is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of s Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering. This expert is well known as the inventor or co-inventor of many technologies related in the the fields of image and video processing, digital television, computational vision, and modeling of biological visual perception. This expert has published over 800 technical articles in these areas and holds several U.S. patents. This expert's publications have been cited more than 50,000 times in literature with an H-index over 80, and this expert is listed as a Highly-Cited Researcher by Thompson Reuters, indicating one of the top 1% of most cited researchers within the field of Engineering. This expert is also the author of two books on Image and Video Processing, and two books on Image Quality. This expert has received an Award for work on the development of prediction models which have become standard tools in broadcast and postproduction houses throughout the television industry. This expert has also received a number of major awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, as well as many other industry organizations and academia. This expert is a registered Professional Engineer and is a frequent consultant to legal, industrial and academic institutions.


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